Ep. 49: Because of Arts Education
For Emily Tinsman, the third time was the charm in her pursuit of the Miss Iowa crown. Crowned Miss Iowa 2019. Tinsman’s platform is known as TEMPOS, Teach and Encouraging Music Participation in Our Schools.
A music education major at Drake and a classical vocal performer, Tinsman had to put a job on hold teaching in Des Moines to accept the Miss Iowa crown.
The 23-year-old nearly did not compete.
It wasn’t until March of 2019 that Tinsman decided she wanted to take one more shot at Miss Iowa.
In order to get there, she competed in what is known as sweeps, the final competition of the year in which anyone can compete to see if they can earn a spot in the Miss Iowa Pageant.
After graduating from Drake, Tinsman was on a plane to Europe. She returned to the Quad-Cities on Thursday, June 6, three days before Miss Iowa week began June 9. There would be three days of competition, June 13-15 at the Adler Theater in Davenport.
She has spent 2019 & the first part of 2020 reaching more children, their parents and teachers.
In addition to representing the State of Iowa for a year, Tinsman competed in the Miss America Pageant 2020.